A Decorative and Protective System for Wares
The Sylvan Process will advance DIJ printing into markets such as glass drinking vessels, wine bottles, perfume bottles, ceramic mugs, DVDs, plastic bottles and writing instruments. The substrate takes several forms; for glass and ceramic vessels, the sides of the vessel are fully coated. For products where durability is less critical, the substrate is applied by DIJ printing. To encapsulate the DIJ printed decoration, on glass and ceramic products, the sides of the vessels are once again clear coated with urethane; plastic products have the decoration DIJ clear coated for abrasion resistance and to enhance the decoration.
Benefits of DIJ printing are enormous. Each graphic color is applied in one second or less. In addition to vastly better graphic capabilities, there are cost reductions in printing preparation and productivity improvements due to elimination of set-up costs. The Sylvan Process will replace an antiquated process presently used on glass and ceramics which is threatened by the FDA.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 01 January 2004
For more than 30 years, IS&T's series of digital printing conferences have been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in 2D and 3D printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference that brings together industry and academia, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems?particularly those involved with additive manufacturing and fabrication?including bio-printing, printed electronics, page-wide, drop-on-demand, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based systems, and production digital printing, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields. In 2016, the conference changed its name formally to Printing for Fabrication to better reflect the content of the meeting and the evolving technology of printing.
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